New environmental water rules enforced by citizen snitch program
Paul Joseph Watson
November 13, 2012
The regulations will be enforced with the aid of a 24-hour telephone snitch line which residents of San Diego, south Orange and southwest Riverside counties can use to report on their neighbors for violating the new code.
The new rules could even force firefighters to collect the water they use to douse burning buildings.
The regulations are being passed under the justification of minimizing the bacteria Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) that runs into rivers and streams.
The editorial board of the North County Times warns that the rules are “preposterous” and will “sap billions of dollars from the local economy.”
“In hundreds of pages, the new regulations set targets that measure bacteria from animal waste during dry periods at local beaches, even as they note that wide variations in bacteria occur naturally in the environment. And we could find no evidence from these officials that severe cuts in stormwater runoff will cause improvements in human or wildlife health. Indeed, nowhere do they bother to say why today’s levels are considered bad for us,” writes the newspaper.